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Pastor Nick Nicholas

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October, 2018


Make Hallowe'en Your Light Night



Hi,

According to John Keats this is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
Is that the way you think of Autumn or is it more about: misting up car windows making a pain of your journey to work, missing the long days of summer, and whether you can afford the heating? And will you ever be ready for Christmas before the New Year? And amidst all this, just what is the point of life?

Autumn is for many the season of summer holiday bills, the looming pressures of a credit card Christmas and loads of TV with nothing appealing to watch. Is it the dread of such as this that has inspired the recent rise of Hallowe’en? Or is it just commercialism – what can we sell between ‘Return to School’ & Christmas, to keep the shop tills ringing? Hallowe’en is Big Business, maybe even the 2nd biggest spend after Christmas with, so it is said, many seeing it as an escape from the pain and pressures of life. A strange thought given its exulting of ghouls and vampires. Would you really want to meet a vampire neck to neck in real life?

Hallowe’en began as a Christian celebration of the holy and faithful departed, not as the living dead, but as the living who’ve passed through death to new, abundant life with God – the living alive, you might say. Sadly their Christian life qualities: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, good-ness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, don’t have the same movie appeal as vampires, werewolves and all things evil, but which would you rather meet in the dark?

Whether you come to our Light Night Hallowe’en or not –see inside –
may Christ bless your Hallowe’en with His light and love, and banish all evil, darkness & fear from your life.


Nick





 
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